Writing Experience


Mark Connor Writing Experience

  • B.A. English, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, December 1991
  • Freelance Journalist in Twin Cities market (St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN) since 1997 with concentration on feature length articles ranging from political and social news to sports and business.
  • Currently revising the rough draft of a novel and will eventually return to revising an original play for which a developmental workshop was produced by Trú Rúts Endeavors, a Twin Cities based arts organization, in April 2003.

Some publications that have featured writing by Mark Connor:

  • The Ring Magazine
  • Wrote the Ringside Report on the March 6, 1999 IBF Junior Flyweight title fight, Will Grigsby vs. Carmelo Caceres

Other boxing features published in—-

  • MinnesotaBoxing.com (Narrative of assisting Raul Gracia’s corner at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago,  IL, July 2006, )
  • St. Paul Almanac (2007-2008, along with features on other St. Paul subjects)
  • Pulse of the Twin Cities
  • Asian Pages
  • Public relations announcement for Grigsby’s Minneapolis title defense, March 1999, KMOJ Radio, Minneapolis
  • Public Relations for Raúl Gracia’s short career, April 2005 through November 2006

Some publications not related to boxing include:

  • Upsize Minnesota May 2005—September 2008, periodically published feature articles profiling Minnesota businesses, including cover article and another feature in September, 2008
  • The Irish Gazette (Irish cultural and historical)
  • Minnesota Monthly, August 2000
  • Pulse of the Twin Cities (Metropolitan Weekly) and Southside Pride (neighborhood monthly), wrote regular feature articles, cover articles, and calendar announcements from July 1997 through September 2003

Journalistic Employment:

  • Felien Publishing January through May, 2001 (Pulse of the Twin Cities/Southside Pride) Interim Assistant Managing editor of Pulse, a Minneapolis-based alternative weekly of politics, music, art and culture, and Interim Managing Editor of Southside Pride, a neighborhood monthly with three separate editions covering different sections of South Minneapolis

For Full Resume contact Mark

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